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Cultural Center

MAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAW

and

HOFSTRA NORTH SHORE-LIJ SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

in cooperation with the

HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER


present
a conference

The Ethical Use of Internet Cloud Based Apps and Social Media (ICASM) in Health Care
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ICASM is the answer. It is also the question.

How much ICASM? How to manage it? How to secure it? How to use it ethically?

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Welcome to Hofstra University and The Ethical Use of Internet Cloud Based Apps and Social Media (ICASM) in Health Care conference. This conference is the first major event of the Hofstra Bioethics Center. The Center, sponsored by the University, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra and the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, represents an interdisciplinary effort to advance the study of bioethics and to bring the fruits of that study to the worlds of healthcare and biomedical research.

Today we will explore the benefits and the risks of ICASM in healthcare and medical research. Reliance on cloud-based apps by health care professionals, scientists, lawyers, IT personnel, and health educators brings efficiency and promises better healthcare to patients. But this development comes with risks to security and privacy. Similarly, social media gives individual patients and patient groups a means of sharing healthcare information quickly and widely. Social media's online communities can provide useful information to biomedical researchers, physicians and patients and can foster a productive sharing of information among these players. Yet, social media also comes with ethical risks.

Each of four conference panels will consider the benefits that ICASM offers to healthcase professionals, hospitals, other healthcare facilities, medical researchers and patients, and each of the panels will consider the ethical obligations such modes of instantaneous information sharing should impose on each stakeholder. To encourage wide participation, dialogue and cooperation, conference panels will be plenary, with adequate time provided for panel discussions and for question and answer sessions.

ICASM FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669, M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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